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“Great opportunity to see the historical part of downtown Rio” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rios de Historia Tour Historico

Rios de Historia Tour Historico
Ranked #56 of 446 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Rios de Historia seeks to provide tours with a different dynamic. Our passion is Rio de Janeiro and we present its history in a fun and informal way. Our downtown tour is a delightful trip to the past where every corner is surprising and we run into buildings and streets with French and Portuguese architectural influences. Capital of the Colony, of the Brazilian Empire and of the Republic, Rio de Janeiro staged several remarkable facts from the Brazilian history. Come with us and find out another side of the Wonderful City.
Tucson
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great opportunity to see the historical part of downtown Rio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Andrea, our tour guide for Rios de Historia Cultural and Historical Tour, provided a wonderful tour for my husband and me this morning. We highly recommend the company and Andrea, based on our tour today.....she was polite and helpful.

We saw alot in downtown Rio, and her descriptions were interesting and informative. Kudos to this operator and the tour guide for a very worthwhile experience.

Visited March 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Out of Bounds" group of 26 - Flawless trip of a life time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Imagine 5 days in Rio with 26 people of which the majority of the people do not know one another! It could be great, it could be a nightmare. Raul helped our group have a flawlessly fantastic trip and we, I could not have done it without him and Rios de Historia.

Our company Neverblue & Globalwide Media brought our top clients to Brazil expecting our event (which was a 10th anniversary event) to be spectacular and that is exactly what we got.

Transportation to and from the airport was efficient for our group who all came in from all over the world and at different times. The tours to Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ the Redeemer went very smoothly with lots of flexibility for our group to stop and have caipirinha's along the way. We took in a futbol match at Maracana stadium as well as took in a social tour in Santa Marta favela. We always felt safe and well looked after not to mention well informed about the history of the areas - being that Raul was a history teacher!
I had many things that I wanted to include in our trip including some beach time daily, trips to great restaurants like Porcao Brazilian Steak house, Aprazivel in Santa Teresa - which had the most incredible tree house atmosphere, absolutely worth the trek so don't be in a rush if you go there. A dinner / capoeira show and also a night club night ( Miroir was the club we danced all night at until the sun came up!!! ) were also on our list. All of these items Raul helped build into a custom itinerary for our group and then executed with precision. His suggestions were spot on for our enthusiastic group of 26.
The icing on the "cake" - it was my and one of our clients birthdays on the last day of our trip. Raul quietly managed to pick up a cake and have it on hand during our last lunch which was at a local cooker's home in Santa Marta. Very thoughtful and above and beyond what was asked of him.
From a corporate perspective, it was essential for us to have a well run, fun, safe event for our top clients. I couldn't have asked for a better partnership to make this happen. Anyone heading to World Cup in June or the Olympics in 2016 and are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable and personable tour company would be wise to contact Raul.

Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Thanks Raul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Thank you Raul for a great week in Rio. It was fun, funny and interesting. I hope to come back soon...

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Two Excellent Guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spent two days with Carlos and one day with Raul (agency owner) touring Rio during Carnaval week and, through their knowledge, they made this the highlight of our stay in Rio. Carlos has a a terrific knowledge of world literature, movies, arts, etc--as an ex surfer he had traveled to many exotic surfing destinations and we shared many experiences together.
Raul is a student of history--not only Brazil but also American history.
You cannot go wrong hiring Rios de Historia.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful way to spend a day in Rio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable 6 hours with Andrea, our guide. We saw all the sights we wanted to see and she looked after our comfort and safety expertly, leaving us at the end at her favourite juice bar BiBi near our hotel. We learned a lot not only about the sites but also what it's like to live in Rio. Spending the day with such a charming carioca made such a difference to our time in Rio and the memories we brought home.

Visited February 2014
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